Engineering – Welding and Fabrication Level 1/2

Welding is the most widely used process to create permanent joints between metal parts and is used across the full range of engineering industries. Learners studying this pathway shall develop skills to be able to mark out and cut using intermediate and advance methods. Students shall gain the essential practical and theoretical skills in a wide variety of welding processes, ranging from gas shielded arc welding to manual metal arc, laser and submerged arc welding in order to assemble and join metals to a standard. Students will also understand common flaws in welded joints and how to assess if a welded joint is satisfactory. Engineering and Manufacturing are vital to the UK economy where a variety of businesses operate in an industry that is worth over £1 trillion annually to the UK. This course develops both practical and technical skills to enable students to progress in their chosen field.

Learners will be given the opportunity to develop both their skills and knowledge to design, innovate and analyse solutions that are essential to modern day life.

Who is this course for?

If you like to explore how simple components and complex machines are designed, made or maintained and are keen to develop both practical and technical skills, then this qualification is for you.

What will I learn?

The Engineering – Level 1 Welding and Fabrication Foundation Certificate has been specifically designed to provide an introduction to a broad base of engineering skills, knowledge and understanding. You will study engineering manufacture, maintenance, CAD and English and Maths as part of your main programme.

At Level 2 Learners will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks.

Level 1 Course Content

This programme has been specifically designed to provide an introduction to a broad base of fabrication and welding skills and principles to allow you to progress to a higher level study at Level 2. You will experience a range of different engineering principles and learn from ex industry experts through lectures, practical activities, group and personal tutorials. You will also engage in activities to develop your English, Maths and employability skills.

Engineering – Welding and Fabrication Foundation Certificate Level 1 units mat include:

  • Working with Sheet Metals
  • MIG and TIG Welding
  • Health and Safety
  • Using and Communicating Technical Information
  • CAD – Computer Aided Design
  • English, Maths and Employability Skills
Level 2 Course Content

Intermediate Technical Certificate – Fabrication & Welding

The Engineering City and Guilds Intermediate Technical Certificate is ideal for learners wishing to develop their skills and knowledge within the engineering and manufacturing sector in order to progress to higher education (degree level) courses, apprenticeships and careers within the industry.

This course develops the essential skills and knowledge needed within the fields of Fabrication & Welding. The core units provide a broad range of underpinning hand skills and knowledge needed to function in all industry sectors including mathematics, science, business operations and materials in the process that allows engineers to overcome a range of challenges. This pathway covers the following units:

  • Principles of Engineering
  • Developing Engineering Workshop Practice
  • Working in Engineering Businesses
  • Welding Processes
  • Fabrication Practice
  • Cutting Processes

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In addition to your main study programme you will also engage in activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.

Entry Requirements

Level 1: 3 GCSEs (grades A*-G/9-1), including English and Maths, and an interview.

Level 2: 4 GCSEs (grades A*-E/9-3), including English and Maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 1 qualification (Merit/Distinction), and an interview. Applicants with previous experience of engineering technologies will be considered on an individual basis.

As part of your main study programme you will also engage in GEM and GAP activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.

What Can I Do Next?

Level 1: Progression to Further education and training on the Engineering Technical Certificate Level 2, or Welding and Fabrication Practice courses. Successful students will be able to progress to employment whilst continuing their study via the day release programme or apply for an Apprenticeship.

Level 2: Successful learners can progress onto the Advanced Technical Certificate/Diploma in Engineering or onto an Advanced Apprenticeship, which are equivalent to 2 A Levels and available in a number of industry pathways including Manufacturing, Mechanical/Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Career routes within the Engineering industry include roles within the Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Robotics and Maintenance sectors in roles such as Mechanical Engineers

Engineering – Welding and Fabrication Level 1/2
LevelLevel 1
Level 2
LocationColchester
Braintree
DurationOne or Two Years:
Year 1: Level 1
Year 2: Level 2
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2020
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+ Level 1: £633
19+ Level 2: £1,407

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